AUS vs WI 2nd Test: The Gabba Pitch Report, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Updated on: Jan 24, 2024 11:40 am IST

AUS vs WI 2nd Test: The Gabba Pitch Report, Venue Stats, Record, Average Score

Australia are all set to host West Indies in the second Test match at the Gabba in Brisbane. The match will begin on Thursday, January 25th.

The Aussies are leading the two-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test by 10 wickets. The hosts produced a dominant performance and they will look to continue the suit against a young West Indies side in this contest as well.

Seating Capacity: 37000
Number of matches hosted: 65 Tests, 78 ODIs, and 10 T20Is

The Gabba Pitch Report

The wicket will help the pacers with the new ball for the first couple of hours on the first day and then it would be the best suited for the batting till the third day. From the third day, the wicket might crack and the bowlers, including the spinners, are likely to grow into the game. The final day will be the toughest to bat on this surface.

Is The Gabba batting or bowling pitch?

It is a Sporting Surface where the batters and the bowlers would equally be in the game.

Last Three Results at the Venue

  • South Africa (152 & 99) lost to Australia (218 & 35/4) by 6 wickets – 17 to 18 December 2022
  • England (147 & 297) lost to Australia (425 & 20/1) by 9 wickets – 8 to 11 December 2021
  • Australia (369 & 294) lost to India (336 & 329/7) by 3 wickets – 15 to 19 January 2021

Australia Test record at The Gabba

Australia have played a total of 65 matches at the Gabba. They have won 42 Test matches here, lost 9, and 13 matches have ended up as a draw. Meanwhile, one game ended up as a tie.

Australia’s Highest Total at the venue: 645/10 vs England in 1946
Australia’s Lowest Total at the venue: 58/10 vs England in 1936

West Indies Test record at The Gabba

West Indies have played a total of 12 Test matches at the Gabba. They have won 3, lost 6, and 2 Test matches have ended up as a draw. Meanwhile, they also played one tie at this venue.

West Indies’ Highest Total at the venue: 616/10 vs Australia in 1969
West Indies’ Lowest Total at the venue: 77/10 vs Australia in 2022

The Gabba Test Record

Total Matches Played: 65
Home Team (Australia) Won: 42
Visiting Team Won: 9
Neutral Side Won: 0
Draw: 13
Tied: 1

Average 1st Innings Score: 332
Matches Won Batting 1st: 25
Matches Won Batting 2nd: 26
Highest Team Total: 645/10 by Australia vs England in 1946
Lowest Team Total: 58/10 by Australia vs England in 1936
Highest Run Chase: 329/7 by India vs Australia in 2021

Highest Individual Score: 259 not out by Michael Clarke (Australia) vs South Africa in 2012
Best Bowling Figures: 9/52 by Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) vs Australia in 1985
Most Runs: Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 1335 runs in 17 matches
Most Wickets: Shane Warne (Australia) – 68 wickets in 11 matches

The Gabba Stats of Australia Cricketers

  • Steven Smith – 724 runs in 9 matches
  • Marnus Labuschagne – 489 runs in 5 matches
  • Travis Head – 352 runs in 4 matches
  • Usman Khawaja – 334 runs in 6 matches
  • Cameron Green – 102 runs and 3 wickets in 3 matches
  • Alex Carey – 43 runs in 2 matches
  • Nathan Lyon – 46 wickets in 12 matches
  • Mitchell Starc – 201 runs and 42 wickets in 10 matches
  • Pat Cummins – 39 wickets in 6 matches
  • Josh Hazlewood – 32 wickets in 7 matches

The Gabba Stats of West Indies Cricketers

  • Kemar Roach – 1 wicket in 1 match

Most Test runs at The Gabba (Active Players)

  1. Steven Smith – 724 runs in 9 matches
  2. Marnus Labuschagne – 489 runs in 5 matches
  3. Travis Head – 352 runs in 4 matches

Most Test wickets at The Gabba (Active Players)

  1. Nathan Lyon – 46 wickets in 12 matches
  2. Mitchell Starc – 42 wickets in 10 matches
  3. Pat Cummins – 39 wickets in 6 matches
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